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Rev. Christopher Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT

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2345 University Ave, Bronx, New York 10468

Each individual's response to grief and loss is unique, and their response to different losses will have similarities and differences. There are several different periods of grief/loss in which people may seek help (before the loss, at the time of the loss, during the first few months after the loss and during later times). Some people seek to find ways that they can recognize and cope with the loss, some are concerned about how they are reacting, some seek help in dealing with others affected (especially children). It is possible to move through periods of grief and loss back to a sense of wholeness and peace. Christopher can help you through that process.

Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP

Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP

275 Middle Neck Road, Suite B-6, Great Neck, New York 11023

What does it mean to suffer a loss? In today’s economy, it might mean losing a long-time job or one’s home or one’s savings. Death of a beloved mate or a parent before his or her time is surely a grave loss. The death of a child is one of the most profound losses imaginable. Perhaps one may experience “merely” the loss of a relationship, the end of a love connection. But, as we all know, to some that is not a “mere” loss but a profound trauma. My expertise is in helping you through the grief process in as optimal a way as possible; to guide you in exploring avenues of hope so that you can move on and thus avert or lift the depression that often follows a serious loss.

Walter Masterson, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Home visits, Nassau County, NY 11023

Grief and loss can be triggered by many things; the death of a loved one, the loss of a beloved mate, being let go at a valued job, and many others. When we cannot get over the loss by ourselves, a therapist point us down new roads. Suddenly vistas of possibility begin to open up, and what once seemed hopelessly sad begins to take on its proper importance.

Lisa Lempel-Sander, LPsyA

Licensed Psychoanalyst

221 Hollywood Avenue, Douglaston, New York 11363

All too often, grief is rushed away. Certainly, as we try to resume our lives after a loss, grief can catch us in its grip, limiting our ability to focus, function, and feel joy. Grief work in treatment is beneficial because it offers the opportunity to express and explore your feelings about the person lost, including some of the more complicated feelings that may be difficult to recognize. This helps promote healing and a sense of resolution and can be instrumental in regaining your balance after a loss.

Hal Brickman, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT

New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker

23 Linwood road , Port Washington , New York 11050

Grief and loss inevitably leads to anger & sadness. Not surprisingly, it also can lead to depression and feelings of guilt. The latter is called irrational guilt, as most of us lack magical powers to cure dying people. Even if they mean the world to us. I would encourage my clients to express feeling of guilt and anger often unconscious related to the loss. The anger is often at the person who died. Of course, this is irrational anger in most cases, as we all are going to die. The anger is over losing someone we love, value. I would use clinical interventions that usher in the grieving process. This fosters coming to terms with and an acceptance of the loss.

Comprehensive Counseling LCSWs, LMHC, PhD, MD

Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists & Psychiatrists

98-120 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, New York 11374

People may experience many common symptoms related to grief and loss after losing a loved-one. Patients may also pass through stages of denial, anger and depression. Therapy can help an individual process these feelings and navigate these stages. A main goal when working with grief and loss may be to reach the period of acceptance (the time of closure). Talk therapy with a professional can be a very healthy approach to dealing with loss.

Priska Imberti, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

46-10 61st. Street, Woodside, New York 11377

People experiencing grief and loss are often invaded by mixed emotions and thoughts, including sadness, guilt, anger, feeling frozen or ambivalent, to mention some. Difficult but essential, is to make sense of the situation and find hope. I help clients understand that what has happened might not be altered, but that they can use their own powers and that of their support systems to master the present moment.

Lauren Levy, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1623 Third Avenue Suite 202, , New York, New York 10128

Different people respond to grief and loss in many different ways. There is no right or wrong way to deal with loss. It is important to address the feelings that come up during the grieving process, whether they be painful memories or joyous ones. People often find that they work through unresolved issues from previous losses during this process. This helps people learn how to cope with death in a way that helps them move forward while being able to think about the person they've lost in a way that does not impact them like it did before.

Joel Stukalin, PHD, ABPP, FAACP, MS



Dr. Joel Stukalin and Dr. Sara Mandelbaum have guided many clients like you through their grieving processes. Since each client is special and unique, we work with the utmost sensitivity to help you during this emotional period so often filled with many memories and feelings. Some clients also experience unfinished emotional business with the deceased, which we work through with substantial empathic understanding and patience. This sensitive collaboration with Dr. Joel and Dr. Sara is invaluable in supporting grieving clients to achieve a sense of therapeutic closure and relief. Clients have stated that doing this necessary grief work with Dr. Joel and Dr. Sara has restored their lives.

Kristin Schaefer Schiumo, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

117 Cove Drive, Manhasset , New York 11030

Grief and loss are experiences that lead us to feel sad, angry, shocked or numb. In our work together, we will process the many reactions you have in relation to your loss. You will experience unconditional support as you move through the stages of grief. We will work to identify your inner strengths and resources, and external supports, using them to guide you in your healing process.

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist

35 Bonnie Heights Road, Manhasset, New York 11030

Grief is about loss and the threat of loss. The stronger the bond between us and the person we have lost, the more we will hurt both physically and emotionally. When we are torn from a family member or friend, a part of us dies as well. Our natural need for attachment gets severed, often bringing the return of childhood fears. The world feels like a more dangerous place. As a result, we may feel out of control. We ache to have the loved person back. We know in the rational part of our minds that the person is not coming back, but it also seems impossible to let him go. We will remain emotionally conflicted until we can release our loved ones. Because letting go is so difficult, we must do it slow....

Angela Monti Fox, LCSW, MS,PC

Angela Monti Fox, Licensed Mental Health Professional

276 Riverside Drive (100 Street), New York, New York 10025

When a "loss" occurs in life sometimes it is difficult to know where to turn. Friends and family although they may be well meaning are often unable to say the right words or do the right thing to comfort you. Perhaps you feel you will never get over this feeling - the hole in your heart that has been created by this loss. Although you may not have thought of entering counseling for this type of reason, it is in fact one of the most common reasons people seek help. Loss is traumatic and can really derail you in achieving your goals or feeling like yourself again. Although you may not think it possible, I can help you heal and get back on track.

Ari Fox, LCSW-R

Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Psychotherapist

168 West 86th St- Suite 1D, New York City, New York 10024

Have you lost a family member or a close friend? The feelings associated with a loss can be painful, overwhelming and complex. For some the pain is so great, it is hard to imagine life without the loved-one. Sadness, anger, guilt There is no "right" way to grieve. Different people cope with loss in many ways. Speaking with a trained therapist, though, can help you process the loss and move on. Together, in a safe and supportive environment you can learn to manage the pain and slowly begin to adjust to life in the absence of your loved-one. Of course, there are many other types of loss, including the loss of health, a friendship or partner, a job. You do not have to face these alone!

John Bean, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

156 W. 86th Street, Suite #1A, New York, New York 10024

Has your life been derailed by the loss of a loved one to the point that both you and others around you express concern that you have yet to regain your "old self?" Sometimes in the aftermath of such a loss the resulting grief can be completely overwhelming and debilitating. I will help you to get back on track and feel better. I am trained in short-term, evidence-based counseling approaches such as Complicated Grief Treatment and will work with you in a supportive, collaborative manner that will help foster healing and personal growth.

Howard Rossen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

59 West 74th street, New York, New York 10023

Sometimes events overpower our ability to cope. The loss of a loved one can throw our daily coping mechanism completely out of control. We all understand the early stages of loss but after awhile we feel that we should be coping better and just find that we can't. That is when a caring therapist can be of help. There is no time limit for the grieving process. It is a very personal experience. I always remind my patients that our job is never to forget, but rather to learn how to put those powerful memories into a safe place within our heart so that we can move forward with our lives. Only then can we begin to breathe again.

Nikki DiFranks, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW-R

Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks

1841 Broadway, Suite 700, New York City, New York 10023

Depression and grief are often confounded. Although the etiology may be different, the shared characteristic is the overwhelming sense of sadness and loss, which can be amenable to cognitive-behavioral techniques. Understanding of the progression through the stages of grief (typically Kubler-Ross) is usually helpful. I have had particular experience with patients who are immobilized by prolongued grieving.

Joseph Markowicz, LCSW-R, MFT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

210 West 70th St., Suite 201, New York, New York 10023

Grief and loss is the price we pay for loving other people. Dealing with it is often the most difficult process we go through as human beings. I will help you through this wrenching time and you will have a chance to recover at your own pace. Everyone deals with this in their own way and I will help facilitate your personal way. Having dealt with loss myself I have a personal window into this part of life we all will walk through.

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

It is very common for individuals to seek psychotherapy in times of grief. The death of a loved one is perhaps the single most intensive emotional experience an individual must face.We understand that sometimes there is little hope and trust because the road to recovery has been exhausting full of short-lived success. ART is dedicated to find an individualized treatment that closely fits the unique circumstances of each client; we do not apply "one size fits all" type of therapeutic treatment.

Jeff Robinson, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

16 East 41st Street, New York, New York 10017

Grief and loss can come in many forms. While most people think of death and dying, loss can be a separation or divorce, loss of a job, retirement, moving, seeing a child off to college, losing weight. There are so many more that I could list. All of these have an impact on us and how we view ourselves and our world. They shake us, they make us feel a bit less steady. It requires a therapeutic relationship that is supportive, understanding and hopeful.

Maureen Berube, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

144 East 44th Street, Suite 401, New York, New York 10017

Grief is a reaction to loss that encompasses a range of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. It is experienced differently by each person according to his or her culture, background, gender, beliefs, personality, and relationship to the deceased. I work with clients to express the full range of feelings that may be present including sadness, yearning, guilt, regret, anger, and a sense of meaninglessness. Clients become more comfortable with their loss over time; the amount of time varies by person.

Gary Trosclair, LCSW, DMA

Psychotherapist, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

16 Hollywood Avenue East, Tuckahoe, New York 10707

Healing from grief and loss may take mainly time and mourning the loss with support from caregivers and loved ones. But bereavement may also become more complicated if the loss activates painful situations from the past without our even knowing it. Therapy can help with either a simple (though sorrowful) mourning process, or a more complicated bereavement process, by providing a safe and reliable setting to release painful feelings and to understand the meaning behind those feelings. While the therapeutic process may require understanding the past, it should also help you to eventually live in the present and to move on to the future when you are ready.

Abby Mullen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

475 White Plains Road Suite 23, Eastchester, New York 10709

Grief in and of itself is not a diagnosis. However, many people find themselves seeking out professional help following the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of financial means. In grief and loss therapy you will benefit from a compassionate and warm environment where you can explore your grief with out judgement or fear. Grief is often isolating in our sessions not only will you be given the space to process and remember your loss, but also the tools and guidance necessary to eventually continue a fulfilling life.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

380 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10168

Grief is a natural state after a loss. Mourning is natural and healthy. Acute grief does not need to be pathologized or treated. Those experiencing complicated grief may benefit from speaking to a warm, caring professional. In addition, a skilled therapist can listen, help you understand if therapy is appropriate or not, and explain what complicated grief is. If you are having sleep problems or symptoms of depression or PTSD related to the loss, therapy could be helpful. Our therapists are here to help and not interfere with the natural healing process. If support and guidance could be helpful to you, please call us with any questions.

Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.


330 west 58th street - suite 601, new york, New York 10019

Grief is something you will, unfortunately, have to go through. You can't go around it, skip over it to the end, or otherwise avoid it. I can help you realize when you are going through the process and when you're fleeing it in a way that will come back to bit you in the ***. On the positive side, going through grief is not as complicated as it's sometimes cracked up to be. Talking - with the right person - goes a long way to moving the process forward.

Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LCSW

Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

119 West 57 Street, Suite 720, New York, New York 10019

Grief is unavoidable and comes in many forms. From the loss of a loved one to the loss of a job or career, grief can be overwhelming and make accomplishing daily tasks difficult at best. Seldom do family and friends understand what you are going through. And after the crisis is over, your supportive friends and family become consumed with their lives. Therapy with me can offer you an environment to go through your grief while you continue your relationships outside of the office.

Maggie Vaughan, LMFT, PhD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Psychotherapist

330 W. 58th St, Suite 203, New York, New York 10019

The loss of a loved one is a tremendously painful and personal process. Grief and bereavement therapy with Dr. Vaughan provides a source of support and serves as an outlet for expressing the wide array of emotions and experiences - disbelief, anger, depression, sadness, emptiness, heartbreak, denial, guilt - that often comprise the grieving process. In a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment, Dr. Vaughan helps clients to make sense of their experiences and to find ways of coping with strong emotions.

John Kukor, Ed.D.


26 Aberdeen Road, New Hyde Park, New York 11040

A unique aspect of my psychotherapy practice is my readiness and willingness to discuss the issues of death and mortality. Life is precious and we deserve to live our lives fully, but death is an unavoidable fact of our lives. Many people can recall when they first learned about the fact of mortality in their childhood -- perhaps when a pet died, or we lost a grandparent or family member, or when some tragedy occurred. Witnessing a death or suffering the loss of a loved one can change some people's lives forever. In my practice I support my clients to come to terms with painful losses in their lives, and to regain their ability to live life fully, even in the face of their own mortality.

Jean Fitzpatrick, L.P.

Psychotherapist and Couples Counselor

35 East 35th Street (between Park and Madison), New York, New York 10016

After you have lost a loved one, well-meaning people say it's time to "get over it" or "move on." Grieving doesn't work that way. To absorb the experience of loss and find a way to hold onto the relationship with your loved one is a process that unfolds. We don't proceed through a standard set of "stages of grief;" sometimes you may experience many different stages -- from sadness to anger to disbelief -- all in one day. The supportive presence of an experienced, compassionate counselor can help you cope with the feelings and questions and rediscover your strength and vitality. To ask any questions you may have about grief and loss or to make an appointment, contact Jean Fitzpatrick.

Annie Block Pearl, M.S.


185 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor Office #1, New York, New York 10016

Grief and loss are processes and like many processes, they change and transform. What feels like heartbreak to you at first, may be transformed through our work together, into a heart that has an even greater capacity for love and connection. I believe that heartbreak is necessary to break open and expand the heart's horizons. You will never forget those who you have held so dear and lost, but through our work together, you will make peace with those losses and appreciate the gifts of those relationships.

Moshe Ratson, MBA, MS MFT, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

260 Madison Avenue #8023, New York, New York 10016

Losing a loved one, whether through unexpected or anticipated circumstances, is always traumatic and can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. In addition, a wide array of emotions can be experienced, such as sadness, anger, anxiety, guilt and despair. All these feelings are normal parts of grieving, yet these feelings are hard to process and accept. The process of bereavement requires time and support. spiral2grow of New York City can guide and help you through the grieving process to make it more complete and more positive.

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

280 Madison Avenue Suite 208, New York City, New York 10016

Living life challenges us in so many ways, and dealing with grief and loss is something we must all face and endure. By offering you a safe and supportive space to express your grief and working with you to take steps to heal, there is hope for relief and change. Is it a quick fix? No. But by helping you regain a mindful sense of self, comforting connection with others and realistic efforts toward feeling peace, there is hope for joy.

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